Adobe pushes out Photoshop Elements 8
Yet another image makeover
Adobe Systems has launched Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows and Mac platforms.
The San Jose, California-based vendor announced the immediate availability of the Windows version of the software, as well as the imminent arrival of the Mac version, yesterday.
The latest release of its photo editing and organisation package aimed at the consumer market comes loaded with a new Photo Merge exposure function and keyword tags.
Adobe’s veep Doug Mack said it has “simplified the editing process” with this caring-sharing release, as well as retaining “the power, and incorporated smart tools with built-in intelligence to bring once difficult tasks, within reach of everyone”.
Photoshop Elements 8 is Adobe’s junior software to its big daddy editing package - Creative Suite 4.
It said the Windows version of the software is available worldwide now and carries a US price tag of $99.99.
The similarly priced Mac version, however, won’t hit retail until next month, said Adobe.
Additionally, the company has spun out a Windows-only, US-only Plus version of Photoshop Elements 8 that gives customers, who are willing to part with a further $49.99 pa, 20GB of storage for auto online backup and sharing of photos, extra tutorials and interactive templates.
Adobe has plenty more about the release here. ®
Will it be a fast install for Mac
One thing I love about owning my Mac is the ability to just drag and drop install most programs. However Adobe doesn't like this way of doing things if their PS Elements 6 for Mac is anything to go by, it takes an age to install. Would I be expecting too much in wishing that Adobe make things a little less time consuming with PSE 8 ?
so, do we know if PSE8 supports the new snow leopard technology, ie OpenCL to supposedly allow it to process things quicker? I'm still waiting to see a program come out which properly makes use of this shiny new tech and works astonishingly quickly.
RE: And in the UK?
For the love of Adam Smith, how often do we need to go over this? Yes, the exchange rate gives you somethign different than the listed prices, BUT: list prices in the US are given without taxes included (since this varies state to state) whereas in the UK they are, the UK has VAT, there are transportation costs, and it may well be that the cost of doing business in the UK is higher in the US. (Given the way y'all are taxed, it wouldn't surprise me.)
And if that isn't enough, consider it revenge for Simon Cowell and reality television. If you want lower prices, give us QI and Top Gear on broadcast networks.